Mar·di Gras /ˈmɑrdiˌgrɑ, ||ˌgrɔ/
Mar·di gras n.
1. The last day of Carnival; the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent and fasting); Shrove Tuesday; -- in some cities a great day of carnival and merrymaking; in the United States it is especially associated with New Orleans.
Syn: -- pancake day.
n 1: the last day before Lent [syn: Shrove Tuesday, pancake
2: the pre-Lenten festival of Shrove Tuesday [syn: Fat Tuesday]